ALCF Arthur H Virtue Home Movies Clip 9199
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- 1980s home movies, 1980s family, 1980s graduation, Stockton State, 1980s fashion, New Hampshire, 1980s vacation, 1980s nature, 1980s vehicles, 1980s boats, Gatlinburg Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains, the Chimney Tops, Brookside Resort, 1980s ski lodge, 1980s dashboard camera, Washington DC, Smithsonian, 1981, 1980s, Al Larvick Fund
The Films of Arthur H. Virtue
Descriptions by Jini Virtue Errichetti
This clip (9150-52) is part of the Arthur H. Virtue collection. Arthur H. Virtue is the primary filmmaker in this collection. His daughter, Virginia Errichetti is the current custodian of the family films. This collection was conserved and digitally transferred through a grant awarded to Virginia Errichetti by the Al Larvick Conservation Fund in partnership with its sponsor Pro8mm. For more information about this collection, visit https://www.allarvickfund.org/films-of-arthur-h-virtue/
The mission of the Al Larvick Conservation Fund is to preserve historical and cultural heritage through conservation, education, and the public accessibility of American home & amateur analog audiovisual materials. For more information, visit allarvickfund.org. Please respect the creative commons licensing assigned to this collection.
The main family members captured in this collection are:
Father/Filmmaker: Arthur H Virtue 4/1/1914 - 12/31/1986
Wife/Mother: Virginia Florence Magowan 3/2/1918 - 7/23/2005
Daughter: Lois Jean Virtue
Son: Arthur Magowan Virtue
Nephew: James Albert Virtue
Son: Vance Charles Virtue
Niece: Wendy Martin Virtue
Daughter: Virginia (Jini) Lyn Virtue Errichetti
Others in this footage include Minnie (Wilimina) Leticia Hagen, Arthur’s mother-in-law, Minnie (Wilimina) Leticia Hagen and Martha Agnes Kennedy 1874-1960, Arthur’s mother. Additional family members include Arthur’s grandchildren, Vicki, David, Lynn, and Diane. Arthur’s hometown was Northfield, New Jersey, a small town not far from Atlantic City where he worked on the boardwalk.
Collection title: The Films of Arthur H. Virtue
Original format: Super 8 & 8mm film, color, black & white, silent.
Digital format: Footage captured at a standard definition format of 720 x 486 resolution.
Collection size: Approx. 8000ft
Circa: mid 1950s - mid 1980s
Arthur enjoyed “playing around with film and photography,” often shooting trick shots and animating objects and titles for his film. He built a darkroom in the cellar and would often experiment with double exposures and overlays. He also inadvertently became a historical filmmaker as he documented his time working in Atlantic City during the 30’s – 70’s and the many trips the family would take to New York City, Philadelphia, and other areas along the eastern seaboard. He built a frame to hold his Super 8 camera and would shoot miles of the highway as he drove.
1981. (0:08) Shot of a program that says “Stockton State College Commencement: May 17, 1981.” This is Jini’s college graduation. (0:15) Shot of Arthur’s ticket with similar information. (0:22) Hundreds of people are seated outside. Camera zooms in on a stage in the front. (0:41) Graduates in black caps and gowns make their way down the field. Camera zooms in on Jini as she walks. (1:31) Shot of all the graduates seated while someone speaks on the stage. (1:43) The graduates are all standing while they go up to get their diplomas. (2:06) Jini gets her diploma. It’s a little hard to see due to the crowd. (2:25) Virginia walks over to Jini who is seated with the other graduates. They talk. (2:45) The graduates all rise from their seats.
(2:54) View of a lake and bridge (and ducks) from a hotel room. They are in New Hampshire. (3:20) More views of the lake from a wooden bridge. (3:32) Dashcam shots of the road, trees, and a few houses. The leaves are changing color which means that this was taken in the fall. (4:19) They are parked at a marina. They are with Lois and her husband again. (4:26) Shot of a waterfall in a forest area. (4:45) The whole family leans on an observation point overlooking the waterfall. Lois is taking photos. (5:01) More waterfall shots. (5:13) Virginia and her son-in-law stand in front of the waterfall. (5:43) More waterfall shots. (5:51) Panoramic view from a cliffside cottage. (6:16) Shot of the large elegant cottage, tourists, and more of the view. (7:06) Shots of the family walking around the grounds of the cottage. (7:40) Looks like Lois’ husband has control of the camera for this shot. You can see the family (including Arthur) taking pictures over by the exit sign.
(8:17) Now they visit a seaport. The camera zooms in on boats and seagulls. (8:33) Shot of a large building on the dock and the water. (9:01) Nice view of the water from the hotel room. (9:09) A seagull takes off from the water. (9:16) More of the view from the hotel. (9:45) Lois walks toward some sort of church tower. (9:50) We see the back of the church where there’s an exterior altar. (10:05) Shot of a sign that says: “The kiss of the sun for pardon; the song of the birds for mirth; you are nearer God’s house in the garden than anywhere else on Earth.”
(10:19) Dashboard cam on Route 81 on the way to Tennessee. There are green mountains and fields surrounding the road. (12:02) Panoramic view of the hotel in the mountains. You can see the pool and the sign (the name of the hotel is hard to make out). Camera zooms in on some buildings in the mountains. (12:42) The family is at a restaurant that serves “Old Fashioned Pumpkin Butter.” (12:58) Shot of a building with signs for “Old Gatlinburg,” “Mountaineer Museum,” and “General Store.” (13:04) Quick shot of parking lot. (13:07) Shot of Brookside Resort (http://www.brooksideresort.com/). (13:13) Shot of the street in Gatlinburg. (13:20) A shot of Virginia sitting on a bench by the road. (13:29) Another shot of the street. (13:35) Shot of someone cleaning the pool. (13:40) A sign for “The Chimney Tops” in the Great Smoky Mountains (http://www.hikinginthesmokys.com/chimney.htm). (13:58) Shots of the mountains from what looks like a tour bus. (14:25) Shot of the parking lot overlooking the mountains. (14:32) Shot of the mountains and the road that winds through it. Camera zooms in on Virginia. (15:04) Shot of the tour bus. (15:09) More shots of mountains and trees. (16:02) Panning shot of the road and cars. (16:11) More shots from the tour bus. (16:25) Back in civilization, the camera zooms in on the “Buck & Squaw Craft Shop” adorned with teepees. There’s also signs for “Little Cubs Old Time Portraits” and “Tomahawk Mini Mall.” We can also see a ski lift. (16:54) Shot of the hotel. (17:00) Shot of a train in the distance. (17:05) Shot of a ticket booth for something. (17:14) Shot of the parking lot. (17:20) Shots of city streets. (17:31) Shot of the mountains from a cable car. (17:41) Shot of the top of the ski run (then under construction). (18:06) Shot of a row of logs at the construction site. (18:10) Shot of a car going down a winding road. (18:13) Shot of construction equipment. (18:19) More shots of the ski lodge. (18:31) The ski lift descends the mountain. Another ski lift passes closely by. Camera zooms in on a sign for an antique store.
(19:18) Back on the road back home with the dashboard cam. (20:40) At a rest stop, tourists stop an examine the photogenic mountain location. (21:02) Shot of a busy street. (21:09) A shot of the Smithsonian Institute (https://www.si.edu/visit) which must mean they stopped in Washington D.C. (21:19) Shot of the inside of the museum (footage is very dark). (21:29) Street in D.C. you can see the Capitol Building in the distance. (21:40) Shot of the National Air and Space Museum (https://airandspace.si.edu/visit). (21:52) Shots of the various exhibits in the museum including satellites and planes. (22:50) Shot of an ornate building. (22:59) Virginia walks toward the Capitol Building. (23:13) Shot of a train in the dark.
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